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Creature — Human Wizard
, Sacrifice a creature: Look at the top two cards of target opponent's library, then remove one of them from the game.
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Thoughtpicker Witch Discussion
2 days ago
Aiding, That Thoughtpicker Witch is the perfect response to Approach of the Second Sun that gets so much play in my group. I have been using the Jester's Cap but it was sometimes too much mana. This is definitely the way to go. Thanks!
1 week ago
I try to shy away from the more staple draw and counter spells, since they both synergise less with the deck's other cards and flavor, which is important (though Rhystic Study could be a flavor hit as well, I dislike playing with the card in general). I'd rather draw cards with Shadowmage Infiltrator than with his effective counterpart Phyrexian Altar, counter spells with Voidmage Prodigy instead of Counterspell and so on.
Goblin Bombardment was close to making the list despite its questionable flavor, though, now I've found more sacrifice outlets through Flesh Carver and Thoughtpicker Witch, I'm quite happy with the amount of them.
2 weeks ago
I also used to run a Meren deck and there are some cards you don't use that I personally found to be quite fun. PREPARE FOR WALL OF WORDS!
(I forget its name atm) The 2CMC Meren that prevents infect and -1/1 counters for infinite persist
Altar of Dementia It is a good sac outlet, mills yourself, or mills your opponents to death (my preferred method of winning) with infinite persist.
Greater Good Kinda is the same thing - sac out, lets you draw and discard junk.
Pattern of Rebirth Kinda was amazing with my deck. Its one flaw is it says the creature needs to hit the yard, so Leyline/RIP effects suck. This has an awesome combo with the next card
Birthing Pod - This card probably is somewhere in your deck, but I didn't see it. It is a great card, it makes your creature curve relevant (kinda important if everything good is a 3 mana thing, nothing on 4, good stuff on 5, for example), and with Pattern, I have won maannny games by patterning my Spore Fog (affectionately known as Fog Frog in my group), and pod-ing it away for 2cmc meren + a persist creature and comboing with a sac outlet.
Mind Slash A little mana intensive, but discard + sacrifice + pain-free thoughtseize was decent.
(this one is a gimmick card but I liked it)
Thoughtpicker Witch- Basically made my "favorite" opponent only draw lands for the majority of the game. Pretty effective on 1v1. Also is an exile win-con when you are infinite persisting. Kind of "win-more," but it can sac itself and come back with Meren EOT to do it again if both cards were non-lands.
TL;DR- Meren "Spore Frog Durdle.dec" was my favorite thing I built for a long while. These are cards I thought were awesome. If you ever wanna try some jank, give these cards a try if you haven't already had them in your deck and I cant see them, or if you feel like a card is being weak and you want to try something new!
3 weeks ago
Firstly I like the deck build in that even with meren off the field you have serious threat. +1 Upvote
Here are a few things I would recommend for the deck.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - You have plenty of and permanents to get positive on devotion.
Thoughtpicker Witch - She can shut out an opponent for a while, also an immediate target for exiles and a 1 cmc that can sack itself.
Mindslicer - This is fun against blue.
Creakwood Liege - Buff your creatures and get your tokens.
Phyrexian Obliterator - Effectively requires removal for decks that win with combat, otherwise it gets nasty.
Gonti, Lord of Luxury - This new guy allows you to remove parts of their deck for use against them. Nifty.
Deathcap Cultivator - Self explanatory.
Enchantments and Artifacts --
Contamination - You can effectively win on the spot against decks without black.
Deadbridge Chant - Gets a lot of things into graveyard and brings stuff back.
Phyrexian Altar - A sack outlet for .
Instants and Sorceries --
Tooth and Nail - It can help immensely with finding an answer or wincon.
Jarad's Orders - An easy creature to grave, plus one to hand.
3 weeks ago
Also Also, while it's strategically useful, you could also remove a bunch of the cards that do discard effects, like Black Cat, Thoughtpicker Witch, and Mesmeric Fiend. While this doesn't speed up the deck, it removes some of the biggest hate-generators. People can get mad at you for screwing them over, but can they really get made at you for not dying?
3 weeks ago
Didn't really think about the synergy with the rest of the deck on Sanguine Bond. That's really a good point. It's a dead card without only a single card.
As for Phenax I believe the idea is to turn a bunch of tokens sideways with his ability to mill someone out. The thing is I've always had opponents who either run an anti-mill mechanic or enough wrath effects to prevent tokens getting ridiculous. It does make sense in theory, but in practice it can fall flat. Maybe I just play with a bunch of control players..... ugh, Thoughtpicker Witch.
3 weeks ago
So I've had a look through and I've committed to the following;
I am going to have a look through and get rid of some of the higher powered cards, the demons, legendary creatures etc and hopefully that'll make it better to play.I already have Act of Treason so i'll put those in too which should help with the destroying of creatures
3 months ago
Love the idea of this budget deck but really feel like you could do with swapping your single use sac outlets for multi use ones. How about Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Thoughtpicker Witch, Ashnod's Altar and Vampiric Rites?? I appreciate a couple are over the $1 mark but not by a great deal.